|A Master’s degree, preferably in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain/Logistics or Business Administration|
|10+ years of experience in FMCG or similar industry with mature supply chains for discrete products, preferably in highly volatile B2C markets|
|Senior leadership experience in global Supply Chain Planning and Management, Distribution management, as well as Supply Chain Development/Engineering/Innovation. Preferably also experience in leading large Operations such as a factory and/or large (automated) warehouses|
|Competitive base salary including holiday allowance, depending on work experience. Attractive profit-sharing bonus. Excellent secondary benefits: pension plan, healthcare insurance, lease car, 37 vacation days.|
The mission of the new Supply Chain Director is to shape, drive and lead an integral, End2End Supply Chain Management approach within Kramp Group, now and in the future. This starts with having a clear vision of what mature End2End Supply Chain Operations look like and how they should perform. Kramp’s ambition is high: customer satisfaction needs to go up and Kramp has many opportunities to add more value to and work better with (strategic) suppliers. Kramp will continue to invest in supply chain automation and expansion, and at the same time costs and working capital need to go down to achieve a more scalable cost structure. Kramp believes having an End2End view on Supply Chain Management will significantly contribute to these ambitions and it is the new Supply Chain Director’s role to realize that. She/he also needs to build solid supply chain capabilities to support this, such as (integrated) Business and Supply Chain planning including S&OP, Customer and Supply Chain segmentation, Demand management and shaping, Supply Chain Footprint and Network design, Distribution Management, Process Engineering, Technical/Equipment Engineering, and Supply Chain IT architecture and DevOps. Furthermore, the Supply Chain Director needs to inspire Kramp’s teams, not just her/his own team, but also the local Operations teams as well as adjacent Stock Management, Sales, Product Management, Procurement, and Technology teams.
The Supply Chain Director will report to Kramp Group’s COO and is a member of the Operations Leadership Team and Kramp Group’s Senior Leadership Team.
The supply chain organization
The current supply chain organization is in transformation. Three years ago, Martijn Bonte started as new COO for Kramp Group and is now building his new organization and leadership team. The Supply Chain Director plays an integral role in the Operations Leadership team and as such will be a peer to the local Operations Directors who are P&L responsible for the individual countries/regions. An important other peer in the Operations Leadership team will be the Director Stock Management who is leading decentral teams of stock controllers (~80 fte) and is accountable for Kramp’s EUR 280M inventory value. The organization structure under the new Supply Chain Director is still being shaped: the distribution team is in place, and last year new leaders have been recruited for Integrated supply chain planning and SC engineering teams. The Supply Chain-IT team still needs reshaping, which is also due to appointing of a new CTO within Kramp who will work closely with the Supply Chain Director to improve the Business-Tech cooperation within Kramp.
Education and experience
Competencies and skills
Competitive base salary including holiday allowance, depending on work experience Attractive profit-sharing bonus. Excellent secondary benefits: pension plan, healthcare insurance, lease car, 37 vacation days.
Headquarters KRAMP, Varsseveld, the Netherlands. Travel up to 25% (predominantly in Europe) to facilitate frequent contact with operations and businesses abroad.
Kramp is a major Dutch international success story. Over the past seventy years, Kramp has gone from a one-man shop in Varsseveld, in the eastern part of the Netherlands, to the leading supplier of spare parts and accessories to the agricultural and related business sectors in Europe. As a true business-2-business E-Commerce company, its strengths lie in having a strong online presence, operating with technical sales teams in 24 sales offices, and arranging the overnight delivery of more than 700,000 individual parts to every corner of Europe and beyond. Through its intelligent supply chain network of 11 distribution centers, mainly in Europe, Kramp processes over 150,000 orderlines every day and is a trusted partner for its customers, partners and suppliers.
Kramp started out as a family business and in many ways it still is. Its culture is down to earth, friendly, open and cooperative. Throughout all its levels, people are interested to hear everyone’s opinion and are always eager to help each other. Despite its current size, Kramp has retained a strong family culture and this culture is supported through strong company values. Collaboration. Care. Ownership.
With its 3,500 employees, Kramp realized a turnover of EUR 1.1 billion euro in 2022. Kramp expects to grow steadily towards over € 1.5 billion by 2025. Kramp’s ambition is to expand its profitable growth and to double its turnover in the coming years. Kramp wants to achieve this goal by substantially increasing its digital capabilities, by expanding its European footprint through organic growth and acquisitions, as well as by further professionalizing its Supply Chain Operation to the benefit of customers, suppliers and Kramp businesses. For more information, please visit www.kramp.com/shop-gb/en/i/about-kramp.
Supply Chain Organization
Approximately 2,000 employees (including temporary staff) work in Kramp’s Business-2-Business E-commerce Operations and Supply Chain with the main goal to delight customers, suppliers and other partners every day. The total yearly cost of the supply chain is well over € 200 million. Kramp operates 11 distribution centers in Europe that serve all European countries and selected export markets globally. The website contains 700,000 SKU’s, with 420,000 SKU’s always in stock. Kramp currently services 55,000 customers in a widespread distribution area with over 150,000 delivered orderlines per day. Sourcing of products is literally from all over the world, amongst others through Kramp’s own sourcing offices in Asia.